Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Stampin

It was a busy week at our house...

Monday night I met up with one of my best friends who came up for work from the Costco in L.A. We grew up right across the street from each other, and she was an only child who sort of became the sister that I always wanted but never had. We FEASTED at Chinook's Restaurant - I mean we really feasted...afterward I felt like I had eaten enough to last all week long. It's truly one of the best casual seafood places in Seattle!

Wednesday I met up with my friend for dinner again but this time at Palomino Restaurant in Bellevue. All of the other Marketing gals from Seattle, and a group of their peeps from the Costco group in Canada was there too. We took pics but they were sort of silly and crazy, so they will never end up here!

Friday my daughter went to work with me for a 'work shadow' assignment. We went to lunch with my boss and she did some work for me too. It was a fun day with some extra treats that she normally wouldn't have had if she were at home (they had the day off from school, so she was bummed that she had to get up early on her day off - I figured some treats would make her feel better!) I know.... I'm a good mom, huh? :)

I decided to post these cards even though I had a hard time with getting a close up of the sparkles on one, and had glare issues with the other.

The mod Tulips are an old Technique Tuesday set that I got at a CK Convention. Pink Pirouette and basic black on ivory are the colors. The close up shows the outline which is a black copic spica (which I love!). Got it from Ellen Hutson's store in a multi-color set - it's fabulous!

The second card is from a line by K&CO that I picked up at Joanns. The only stamping is the background 'chart' that says, "Thinking of You" and then has a bunch of things that you can choose/check off for the appropriate occasion: because your special, on your birthday, for your graduation, while you're down, on your anniversary, etc. What a versatile stamp! I like that kind!

Well that's all for now. I'm going to enjoy the sun today - it's gorgeous outside but a tad chilly...

p.s. check out the blog candy on the right for Happy Daisy - it's super super cute!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday's Cards shared on Sunday

Edit: sorry about the blurry was cold outside and I was shaking a little bit!

I have not been making cards for a while. These aren't my style...I don't know what is...Just have not been feeling very creative lately. But when I met up with my friend Debbie at the Scrapbook store Saturday afternoon that old feeling, "gotta have it!" hit. I was pretty good, but couldn't walk out empty handed. At least I used one of the items that I bought on these cards!

The paper on the bird card has my favorite color combo: red with aqua. The paper is by Chatterbox and I love it! Bird stamp is from the $1 bin at Joanns or Michaels. The Valentine card uses a bunch of sayings stamped on the heart and a Making Memories metal word, "always"....The hearts were bumped up on dimensional dots and nestied, then glittered. Anyhow they're the latest, but not the greatest...heheheh.

More snow last night and it's snowing again right now! :)


Live Feed from CHA for SLICE DEMO (Sunday)

I made cards last night, but it's so cold I don't want to go outside to get a decent I'm watching a live feed from the CHA on Making Memories' Slice!

They are doing live demos and it's quite fun to watch even though it blips in and out...good conversation, and it is interactive so they can see what we are asking/saying! Cool, huh?

There is also a giveaway on the blog right now: So maybe you can win something!

I'll post tonight after I've warmed up a bit...

Take care!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Found a fun new blog today....

It's all about FABRIC! I hate to admit it, but I think I'm starting to creep back into quilting and sewing more than scrapping and card-making! That's bad since I have so much already 'in stock' in 'my store'.....but good because I won't be wanting to buy as much new stuff...well not scrapping stuff at least - just fabric!

Anyway, here's the link to the blog - if you like fabric you must check it out! There's a drawing going on too - so all the more reason to visit!

Have a great Sunday! We're starting to get a little chilly again, but no sign of anything cold enough to make snow!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So what do you think?

I'm tempted to try Shimmerz....they are releasing 4 new colors that are great for Valentine's projects! Not only is there a new release but there is also a chance to win the 4 new colors! Since I don't own any yet, I might just have to take the dip. Do you have them? What do you like about them? Convince me someone, please!

Then check out the giveaway: Good luck, Everyone!

If I win I'll have to post back with a project...

P.S. did anyone watch the Bachelor last night? I was out sick so I missed it and wondered who he went out with, and who was sent home!

Womens Words...

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying you're an idiot!
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A New Card to share too...

I made this earlier tonight for the Verve Challenge on Splitcoast:

You have to use Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom, and Kraft (or sub similar colors). I was going to use my new Verve stamps but then ended up with this instead....simple and straightforward...and easy to mail!

Here's the link to SCS if you want to play along:

Thank you, to Mrs. C. whose blog is Ruby Slippers. She sent me an email about this blog award.
I'm normally really terrible at trying to get these things up - adding pictures and stuff like that takes me a while to figure out. But I'm going to give it a shot today.... Mrs. C. teaches kids who are my son's age but seems to dig up time to post a card nearly every day - no wonder she got the award! I'm not sure how she thought of me, but I thank her. Go visit her blog and check out all the cuteness! Ruby Slippers Blog - go now to check it out!

And now I am supposed to list 5 obsessions:


2-really good food (Fran's Chocolates, Cutter's Bayhouse open faced crab sandwich, Anything from the Flying Fish restaurant, etc)

3-shoes & clothes

4-my papercrafting hobbies: stamps & scrapbooking

5-blog surfin -probably nothing new for any of you that know me! lol

I've had a headache all day today and am not feeling so great - I will watch Grey's tonight and then head off to bed. We've got a work party tomorrow and I made some treats earlier - I hope they don't have to cancel this party because of weather conditions! The last was cancelled because of all the snow that we got that week.

Oh, and I will be passing along the blog award to Amy at Tsuruta Desgins - she is super awesome and always has time to post a fab new creation (just about every day!) plus her comments always make me smile! Visit Amy at

Have a great evening!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I may be turning the corner....

and doing scrapping more than stamping/card-making! I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my cousin and aunt (who were also at the CK convention with me) at a Quick Quotes Event held at the Great Wolf Water Park Resort in Grand Mound, WA. It was a super cool, fun event that I would highly recommend. I think we ended up making 12 layouts/projects? Actually it was more...closer to 20 I think. I had sooo much fun but did not remember a camera :( Carrie (my cousin) brought her camera though and so I hope she will send me a picture so I can start scrapping ON TIME this year!

Oh, and btw, for those of you who ARE scrapbookers, there's a cool giveaway on this blog:
So go and check it out if you scrap! Then come back here and tell me that the snow has got to stop. Last night our power was out. Today, my first day back to work, I had to get a ride in again! It's getting old. I think I can make it on my own tomorrow, but it's just getting old....know what I mean?

These pictures are my favorite projects - love those blue and orange scrapbook papers and using canvas boards for the wall hanging PLUS Vellum for the page layouts - so much fun!

New Year's Eve, my friend Jill and I spent the ENTIRE day out shopping (Impress, Michaels, Ikea, Paper Zone, Target, etc) From one flippin outrageous sale to the next...wayyyyyy past a respectable hour that one should be out shopping on New Year's Eve....then we had the best Thai food at SouthCenter's "Simply Thai" - OMG it was sooooo tasty! You gotta check it out if you like Thai food!

Then on New Year's Day, I had my aunt Linda come and visit us. On the way to take her home, we stopped at a couple of the Target stores (to look for a new video game that my son wanted) and I scored the Target mailboxes for a buck! Lots of them! :) HoHoHo it feels like Christmas again!

Happy New Year, everyone!